Chelsea Costello with Inspire WV Speaks to ALMBS

Chelsea has been involved with youth development programs since 2006. She has participated in domestic and international exchanges which have allowed her to travel all over the world including South Africa, Nicaragua, Ghana, and Ethiopia. Through these diverse community outreach programs, she has developed a passion for serving at the grassroots level and particularly enjoys working with young people.

Chelsea is a West Virginia native and a graduate of West Virginia University where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2010. Throughout her undergraduate studies she was an active member of her higher education community. While completing her thesis with the Sleep Lab in the Behavioral Neuroscience department, she actively participated in the student-run Psychology Club as a volunteer, historian and secretary. Chelsea also volunteered with local nonprofit organizations including the Ronald McDonald House and Child Advocacy Center.

Most recently Chelsea returned

Inspire WV

2014 ALMBS – Inspire WV

We are excited to introduce Inspire West Virginia to you! We are a brand new nonpartisan organization that helps young leaders improve their communities and strengthen our democracy.

We know that there are hundreds of high school students in West Virginia who already have the inspiration needed to keep our state strong and build to an even better future, our goal is to introduce them to each other and help them turn that inspiration into action.

Our programming starts this July with our inaugural High School Leadership Academy held at Marshall University from July 15th through July 17th. At the academy, students develop effective leadership skills, learn to build a team, and cultivate the knowledge and abilities needed to be a leader who gets things done in their community.

After the Academy, students commit to what we call “The Inspired Year.” This yearlong program provides students the opportunity to become more involved in their communities by